What better day to celebrate Florida’s darkest skull-cracking metal than on Valentine’s Day? Swamp Abyss Sorcery, an 11-track, all-Florida compilation released today by Gainesville’s Satanik Recordings and organized by d-beat thrashing nutbags Hot Graves, showcases an unofficial corps of metal bands from Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Miami. Quoth Satanik:
“This southern-fried Yeti THROMBIBULOUS ov which I speak is now upon you all, in the form ov this compilation ov bands that are the sound ov what is RIGHT NOW here in the Sunshine State.”
The compilation features three of Miami’s heaviest outfits. Holly Hunt, the droning duo of Betty Monteavaro and Gavin Perry …
The compilation features three of Miami’s heaviest outfits. Holly Hunt, the droning duo of Betty Monteavaro and Gavin Perry, contributed the 11-minute “Cueva”, a brand new track recorded by Miami noise wizard Rat Bastard that is also on the self-titled cassette that HH released last week. “Pale Rider” by Shroud Eater comes from the trio’s LP, ThunderNoise, which also includes “Vesuvius”, #16 song on the Top 50 SoFla Songs of 2011. Orbweaver added its brand of progressive death metal to the comp with “Those of Non-Being”, a deadly face-smasher that showcases the foursome’s incredibly nimble chops during the song’s breathing-room interludes.
Swamp Abyss Sorcery is available for free download on bandcamp. Stream the compilation in its entirety below.